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Children Services Board holds ceremony

From KMHT Radio 103.9 FM News Partner to the Piney Woods News The Harrison County Children Service Board held their annual Child Abuse Awareness Ceremony today in Harrison County’s 71st District Courtroom. State Representative Chris Paddie and Roxanne Stevenson, Executive Director of the Martin House Child Advocacy Center served as keynote speakers. Ashli Acker Dansby,

MPD sets two Internet purchase exchange locations

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news Piney Woods News MARSHALL – Buying and selling goods on the Internet can be a bit cursory with not a lot of details being ironed out – especially when the buyer and seller exchange information over a website or social media group before making the transaction in person. Yet, people do

ETBU Debate finishes season ranked sixth in nation; Blackman finishes second nationally

From East Texas Baptist University Mike Midkiff, Director of Public Relations MARSHALL,  – The East Texas Baptist University debate team competed in the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament April 1-3 at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. Over 215 competitors from 32 universities from across the country competed in the three-day event. Four ETBU

MHS Band wins in sweepstakes

From Marshall Independent School District David Weaver,  PR/Communications Officer Congratulations to the Marshall High School Big Red Pride Band, which earned straight “ones” from all three judges in both Stage Performance and Sightreading at yesterday’s Spring UIL Contest held in Mt. Pleasant. The MHS Non-Varsity Band also achieved straight ones in stage performance at contest.

ETBU crowns new queen

From East Texas Baptist University Mike Midkiff, Director of Public Relations MARSHALL– The 60th  Miss East Texas Baptist University Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday, April 2, with sophomore nursing major Brittany Smith of Los Angeles, California crowned as Miss ETBU 2016. Miss Smith competed against 10 other contestants in the pageant held in Baker Auditorium

Escaped convict captured in Tennessee

Florida escaped convict, Michael Rotunno, was captured in Paris, Tennessee on April7, 2016 after he was spotted at a motel in a stolen vehicle from Hallsville, Texas.   The series of events is unfolding and it appears that Rotunno made an escape from Florida law enforcement officers while being transferred to a penitentiary in Florida